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Human Capital Diversity and Product Innovation: A Micro-Level Analysis

René Söllner

No 2010-027, Jena Economics Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: The paper investigates the relationship between human capital diversity measured in terms of occupational diversity and a firm's likelihood to innovate. The empirical analysis is based on a linked employer-employee panel dataset of German firms over the period 1998 to 2007. Despite notable differences between service and manufacturing firms, our results clearly indicate a positive relationship between occupational diversity and the propensity to innovate.

Keywords: Human Capital; Diversity; Innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 L20 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-04-19
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm, nep-ino, nep-knm and nep-mic
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